Saturday, March 10, 2012

NAG 2012

It is the first school midterm break. The break starts from today until Sunday, 18th March. The midterm for Anis started one day earlier because her school will be the host for a SBP program.

Some school children go for holidays either local or overseas. Some others go back to their kampungs. Some others have camps to attend. But for Anis, she has a chess tournament to participate besides lots of homework to be completed. The tournament is called NAG or National Age Group. It will be held for three days from Sunday, 11th until Tuesday, 13th March.

Anis will compete in Under 14 Girls age group. She did not take part in last year edition. She will play eight rounds of 45-minute per player. 

Do you want to know the list of her probable opponents? Check out the following starting list for U14 Girls age group category.

NAG 2012 U14G Participation List
source : Mr Hamid Majid

With national rating of 1791, WNM Tan Li Ting is seeded first. She is also the defending champion. Her toughest challenger should be WFM Nur Najiha Azman Hisham who is the third seed with national rating of 1722. 

Seeded fourth with national rating of 1601, Anis has a very tough challenge in the age group category. Can she be among the top four winners? Can Li Ting defend her crown as the champion? Or can Najiha become the new champion? 

It looks that it is between KL and Selangor fight for honour in this age group category as obviously shown by the top 5 seeding in the above list. KL has Li Ting and Camelia while Selangor has Najiha in addition (from U12 age group) to Anis and her MSSM team mate Sun-Xin. 

OR can Penang, Pahang, Perak, N9 or even Kelantan that is represented by five players challenge KL and Selangor? Surely, the Malaysian chess community would like to know and follow the updates. 

Notably missing in the list is Siti Aisyah Sabirin from Terengganu.

The first round will start tomorrow at 10.30am. BEST of LUCK to all the participants!

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